I started off researching this car to see if it's what I wanted. I had a buddy that owned one and he recommended buying the 535i vs a 3 series. I have to say, it's the best decision I've ever made. I ...
I started off researching this car to see if it's what I wanted. I had a buddy that owned one and he recommended buying the 535i vs a 3 series. I have to say, it's the best decision I've ever made. I bought this car as a Certified Pre-Owned BMW in Nov 2011 with only 13,800 miles on it. I got a great deal with a great buying experience. Best buying experience I've had so far. When I took it for a test drive, I fell in love with it. This car is so smooth on the road. I get better than average gas mileage (depends on how much you drive and how you drive it). I went on vacation and drove my BMW from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs and back. I got 29 to 31 miles per gallon only filling up twice each way. Keep in mind, I drove through Rocky Mountains with a lot of twists and turns, different speed limits, as well as the elevation changes. It handled very well and the power on this twin turbo inline-6 engine is amazing for a mid-size sedan. I had a similar mid-size sedan with a V6 engine (1994 Ford Taurus SHO), but this BMW blows that one away. I can't imagine ever owning anything but a BMW.
The only thing I wish I had was the M Sport Package with all the bells and whistles. I got a pretty basic 535i, but I can't complain. It's the first BMW I ever owned so I'm happy with it.
The negative things I have to say are the location of the cup holders and the iPhone adapter. Wish the cup holders could've been built in a better part of the interior of the car. The iPhone pairs with the bluetooth, but you can't play music with bluetooth like the newer 2011 and up models. Don't know if that's something you have to purchase through the dealer, but I do love the fact that I can make calls without looking at my phone.
Overall this BMW is awesome and I love it!